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What tools do you use for managing fonts?

March 21, 2019 at 1:23pm

What tools do you use for managing fonts?

March 21, 2019 at 1:23pm

Is there anything out there better than FontBook? Is there anything that can connect to online services, such as Google Fonts, and notify when there's a new version available (much like how iBooks can notify when there's an eBook update)?


March 21, 2019 at 1:30pm

I use Extensis Suitcase. It's been around for a long time and works really well. It'll give you access to the entire Google Fonts library. My only complaint about Suitcase is the yearly paid updates even though there aren't really additional features.

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And I use TypeFace. Also can pull the whole Google Fonts library, only $20, and it's beautifully designed. Though the interaction model confuses me a lot.

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Rightfont has been my go-to for a while now. Would recommend. Connecting to google fonts, typekit, etc. and making folders for projects is a huge timesaver for me

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Skyfonts and FontBase. I use and enjoy Fontbase.

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March 25, 2019 at 1:26pm

Over the weekend I discovered Monotype is launching a tool called Mosaic. Any one has experienced the demo yet?

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Over the weekend I discovered Monotype is launching a tool called Mosaic. Any one has experienced the demo yet?

Lost me at "Built for the enterprise"

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Lost me at "Built for the enterprise"

Then again at "Plans starting at $1200/year"

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lol

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March 27, 2019 at 11:48am

Yeah, it's far from what we need. We aren't a Fortune 500 company, we are a 3 designer shop. So we are experimenting with the more simpler and more affordable solutions everyone suggested.

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Yeah, it's far from what we need. We aren't a Fortune 500 company, we are a 3 designer shop. So we are experimenting with the more simpler and more affordable solutions everyone suggested.

So I'll second @leefuhr's recommendation of TypeFace.

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March 28, 2019 at 7:05pm

my go-to is Rightfont, you can link it to google fonts etc

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April 1, 2019 at 8:00am

Hey ! Sorry to post here, but prefer to follow the topic than creating a new one.

Just went into font management and start with FontBase according to everyone's suggestion. Whatever, I'd a question: after drag&dropping my system fonts into fontbase should I delete them from the original file ? In FontBase's root folder, it appears that only a shortcut of the system file have been made, by thus, deleting it would be problematic. However, the idea behind fontmanagement is also to inactivate my whole bunch of fonts, so should I move it one family by one family into font base ? Should a make a proper copy of the font file ?

Waiting on your answer, Best regards,

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Hey ! Sorry to post here, but prefer to follow the topic than creating a new one.

Just went into font management and start with FontBase according to everyone's suggestion. Whatever, I'd a question: after drag&dropping my system fonts into fontbase should I delete them from the original file ? In FontBase's root folder, it appears that only a shortcut of the system file have been made, by thus, deleting it would be problematic. However, the idea behind fontmanagement is also to inactivate my whole bunch of fonts, so should I move it one family by one family into font base ? Should a make a proper copy of the font file ?

Waiting on your answer, Best regards,

Just get an answer from the team. I'm leaving this here in case :

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April 2, 2019 at 8:16pm

@eliasismyalias How did I not know about RightFont? It looks great!

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